Sebastian redeems with a century
October 12, 2007

Sebastian redeems with a century

After throwing some unsportsmanlike tantrums during his team’s triumph over host St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the Sion Hill Playing Field on Saturday, Dominica’s captain Liam Sebastian struck an unbeaten century in the final of the Knock Out phase of the senior Windwards Cricket Tournament.{{more}}

The younger Sebastian, the son of former Dominica, Windwards and Combined Islands opening batsman Lockhart Sebastian, got a barracking from the small gathering at Sion Hill, when he led his troops to some incessant appealing after Vincentian batsman Hyron Shallow was given a decision of not out for a confident caught behind shout.

But the left handed Sebastian redeemed himself when he stroked 101, not out, off 136 balls, and hit seven fours and a six, as Dominica posted 228, all out, in 48.2 overs. Eventual Man of the Match Sebastian was supported by Shane Shillingford, 32, and Samuel Mitchell, 30.

Dennis George was the pick of the bowlers, with 5 for 40, and part time spinner Devon Smith, 2 for 37.

Grenada, with the double in sight, having won the league title, was set a revised target of 194 in 38 overs.

However, they failed to come to grips with the Dominicans’ bowling, and folded for 128.

Andre Fletcher topscored with 39, and Marlon Henry, a Junior Murray look alike, hit 34.

Vincent Casimir, 3 for 9, and Ray Casimir, 3 for 25, did the damage for Dominica.

Dominica outplayed St. Vincent and the Grenadines the previous day to reach the final. Dominica made 185, to which the hosts responded with 73 all out.

Grenada beat St. Lucia to advance to the Final.

In the third place play off between St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia, the home team finished last.

St. Lucia struggled to 108 all out in, with Dyke Cato, 3 for 5, Orlanzo Jackson, 2 for 19, and Dellorn Johnson, 2 for 30, combining to dismiss them.

Cruising at 104 for 6, just needing five runs, St. Vincent and the Grenadines lost four wickets for two runs, and halted two runs short at 106. Darren Sammy followed up his topscore of 33 to take 3 for 20, Mervin Isadore, 3 for 15, and Garry Mathurin, 3 for 29. Mc Leon Williams topscored with 27.

The 2007 edition saw an extended competition, with a round robin format in the league.

The National Lotteries Authority of St. Vincent and the Grenadines pumped in $25,000, to assist in the Tournament.(RT)